With nearly 100 members of the Baseball Writers Association of America taking notes, what MLB Commissioner Bud Selig said on the Rays stadium issue was even more noteworthy.
Selig, as relayed Wednesday morning by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times on the Sports Page, sounded "sick" of the situation involving the Rays' lack of attendance, and lack of progress with talks towards finding a solution.
"This was a little bit of a turn of the rhetoric," is how Topkin described Selig. "Some of the other writers in the room, 50-100, quite a few of them said something like 'he's really getting sick of it'."
Topkin did note that Selig has not offered a solution yet, but added that Rays fans can't be too happy concerning the "ominous" tones Selig took.
"It is beyond disappointing," Selig said Tuesday on how the Rays continue to have attendance issues despite a great team. "I have a very high level of frustration. I think my partience is running as thin as (Rays owner Stu Sternberg)."
Sternberg nor Rays president Matt Silverman commented for the story.
Here is the full conversation: